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A Waiting Child: Nathanial

Posted: 10:43 AM, Jul 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-15 12:47:07-04

MISSOULA – This month’s A Waiting Child is 12-year-old Nathanial from Missoula, a fun-loving, outdoorsy kid looking for a family to explore with.

“Probably one of my most favorite things to do is hang out with family,” said Nathanial who wants a family that is adventurous and loving.

“I’d probably like someone who is athletic, who likes to do those things, probably have a ranch to ride horses and stuff. Someone who likes to go exploring.”

He likes hiking, and anything active that you can do outside. “I’ll practically do anything.”

But horseback riding is his favorite hobby.

“I like to control the horses, go feel the wind when they go,” Nathanial said. “Plus, I like the feeling when they start running. You kind of hop up. That’s the fun part.”

Nathanial got separated from his four brothers, and he says its been hard, but he hopes his new family will help him see his brothers.

A Waiting Child Nathanial
This month’s A Waiting Child is 12-year-old Nathanial, a funloving, outdoorsy kid from Missoula who’s looking for a family to explore with.  (MTN News photo)

“I’d rather see them than not see them at all,” he said.

Nathanial also likes trying new sports, like wrestling. “I don’t do it to win. I honestly do it just to have fun.”

He also spends a lot of time swimming. “I just like to feel the nice feeling of the water.”

Nathanial wants to be adopted by someone who lives in the mountains, and he likes learning new things.

“Someone who likes to do archery, and hunting. I want to get into that stuff,” he told us.

He also says some siblings could be nice. “I don’t mind one or two kids. I’d love a horseback buddy.”

Contact the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services for more information by calling 1-866-936-7837.


Children who are available for adoption through the Child & Family Services Division of the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services have been removed from their own families because of abuse, neglect, or other family problems that make it unsafe for them to remain at home.

The rights of their parents have been terminated making the children available for adoption.

Who May Adopt? Either married couples or single adults who have an approved pre-placement evaluation or adoptive home study may adopt in the State of Montana.

How do I get a home study? If you live in Montana, you may begin the process by contacting your  county office  of Child and Family Services. If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provide these services.

What about training?  Montana Child and Family Services require and provide special training to all of our foster and adoptive parents.  The training is offered at various times and places around the State of Montana.  If you live in Montana, information is available from your  county CFS office .  If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provides these services.

Click here  to learn more about child adoption in Montana.

By Katie Miller – MTN News